Terms & Conditions

Please refer to your detailed trip brochure for specific terms and conditions. Below you will find our common policy, though your program may include different limitations, fees, and inclusions.

PAYMENT: All payments will be accepted in the form of check, money order, or debit/credit card. Peter’s Way Tours reserves the right to increase the package price or reduce services should there be an escalation in the local currency valuation over the U.S. Dollar in excess of 3% from print date. If a final payment is not received by the balance deadline, Peter’s Way Tours reserves the right to cancel your reservation. If a final payment is received within 21 days of departure, a charge for express mailing of final documents will apply. A $50.00 late payment fee and possible increase in airfare may apply for late payments. Personal checks will not be accepted within 30 days of departure. If the bank returns a personal check, a $25.00 processing fee will apply and subsequent payments must be made in the form of money order, certified bank check, or debit/credit card.

CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS: The $350.00 tour deposit is non-refundable upon receipt. If you cancel from 99 days prior to departure up to the day of departure, all payments are non-refundable, including departure taxes & fuel surcharges, single supplement, deviation fees, travel insurance payments, and any other costs incurred. Travel insurance is recommended as protection for cancellations due to medical reasons such as illness or injury. Travel insurance payments are non-refundable. Tour participation is non-transferable. names cannot be transferred on reservations or airline tickets. All refund requests are subject to cancellation restrictions as set forth above. We do not refund costs associated with tour services that are not utilized.

LATE RESERVATIONS: Enrollments received after the deposit deadline are subject to confirmation based on availability. Late fees and a possible increase in airfare may apply.

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: It is the traveler’s responsibility to have a valid passport for international travel. U.S. Passports must be valid for at least six (6) months after the return date for most destinations. Special entry requirements for non-U.S. citizens may apply. Please consult the appropriate Consulate for current requirements. It is solely the passenger’s responsibility to ensure that all required documents are complete and current. Peter’s Way Tours will not be held responsible for a passenger’s lack of current and valid entry documents, including passports.

AIR TRANSPORTATION: Most travel packages include round-trip economy class airfare. Flight itinerary and carrier may be subject to change. Estimated departure taxes & fuel surcharges are subject to increase prior to ticketing (approximately 30 days prior to departure). If you purchase independent connecting flights, Peter’s Way Tours will not be held responsible for the cost(s) if you cancel participation for any reason. It is important that you do not independently purchase airline tickets until the group has been confirmed by Peter’s Way Tours for travel.

AIRLINE SEATING: Under group contracts, seat selection is not permitted. Requests for seat preferences (window or aisle) may be made when you check in for the flight. However, there is no guarantee that requests will be honored. Peter’s Way cannot submit special seat requests on behalf of any passenger. Upgrades to premium economy, business class, or first class may be available for purchase (contact our office to inquire). Group reservations may not be accessed online for advance check-in/boarding passes/seat assignments. If seat selection is a condition that affects your decision to travel, it is suggested that you purchase the Land Only package in order to book your airline arrangements according to your specific needs.

LAND ONLY PASSENGERS: The Land Only package does not include any portion of the group airfare. It is the traveler’s responsibility to book all segments independently. Any tour participant may change their status to “Land Only” by notifying Peter’s Way Tours in writing, up to 100 days prior to date of departure. Please be advised, passenger(s) opting for the Land Only package, or deviating from the group itinerary, are responsible for their own transfers to/from the hotel/airport. However, if your flights coordinate with the group flight arrangements, you are welcome to utilize the group transfer(s). If you purchase your own airline transportation and the group does not materialize or you cancel for any reason, Peter’s Way Tours will not be held responsible for the cost of your airfare.

DEVIATIONS & ITINERARY CHANGES: Peter’s Way Tours is pleased to assist clients with special requests. All deviation requests must be submitted in writing at least 90 days prior to departure (additional fees will apply). An increase in airfare may also apply. Not all carriers permit routing changes and/or deviations from the group itinerary. Please contact our office for more information.

TRANSFERS AND PORTERAGE: Round-trip airport transfers are included for passengers who purchase the full air and land package. Porterage of one piece of luggage, per person, is included at most hotels.

ACCOMMODATIONS/SINGLE TRAVELERS: The package price is based on two persons sharing a hotel room with two twin beds and private facilities. Married couples may request a double bed; however, double beds are subject to availability. Triple rooms (two twin beds plus rollaway) may be requested; however, there is no discount for triple occupancy. Single rooms are limited and may be requested at time of booking. They are sometimes smaller than twin rooms and may be separated from the room block. If confirmed, an additional charge will apply. We will make every effort to accommodate roommate requests, but we cannot guarantee double occupancy. If a single room must be assigned due to your roommate's cancellation, incompatibility, or for any other reason (even at the last moment or while on tour), we must charge you the single supplement or pro-rated amount.

MEALS: Please refer to your detailed trip brochure for meal inclusions.

GRATUITIES & SERVICE CHARGES: Gratuities are not included in most tour packages. Although voluntary, for good work we recommend the equivalent of $7.00 per person per day for your tour manager; $3.00 per person per day for your bus driver; and $2.00 Euro per tour for local guides. Tips for your tour manager and bus driver are normally given as a group at the end of the tour. All service charges and local taxes as imposed by hotels are included in the program rate. Although service charges are included, it is customary to leave the equivalent of $1.00 per person for the wait staff after each meal and the equivalent of $1.00 per person per day for housekeeping.

TRAVELER HEALTH ADVISORY: Passengers must be medically and physically fit for travel and ensure that such traveling will not endanger themselves or others. Most pilgrimages entail a lot of walking, stairs, hills, cobblestone roads, etc. Tour buses are not equipped with wheelchair ramps. Peter’s Way Tours must be advised if a person has a disability requiring assistance. Any passenger who requires special assistance must be accompanied by a travel companion who will provide proper help. Peter’s Way Tours will make reasonable attempts to accommodate disabled passengers with special needs, but shall not be held responsible if we are unable to do so. Moreover, Peter’s Way Tours is not responsible for the denial of services by any carriers, hotels, restaurants, or other independent suppliers.

PHOTO RELEASE: I grant Peter’s Way Tours permission to use photos and/or video, taken on this tour, in which I (or my child) appear. I understand such images may be used in print publications, online publications, presentations, websites, and social media platforms. I do this with full knowledge and consent and waive all claims for compensation for use, or for damages.

DISCLAIMER OF RESPONSIBILITY: Peter’s Way Tours is only acting as intermediary and agent for the suppliers identified on this, or any accompanying documents, in selling services, or in accepting reservations or bookings for services that are not directly supplied by Peter’s Way Tours (such as air carriage, hotel accommodations, ground transportation, meals, tours, cruises, etc.). Peter’s Way Tours shall not be responsible for breach of contract, bankruptcy, or any intentional or careless actions or omissions on the part of such suppliers, which result in any loss, damage, delay, or injury to any traveler, travel companions, or group member. Peter’s Way Tours shall not be held responsible for any changes made in the schedule of liturgies throughout the pilgrimage. Unless the term “guaranteed” is specifically written on the ticket, invoice, or reservation itinerary, Peter’s Way does not guarantee any supplier’s rates, bookings, or reservations. Peter’s Way Tours shall not be responsible for any injuries, damages, or losses caused to any traveler in connection with terrorist activities, social or labor unrest, airline strikes, mechanical or construction difficulties, diseases, local laws, climatic conditions, abnormal conditions or developments, or any other actions, omissions, or conditions outside of Peter’s Way Tours control. By embarking upon the trip, the traveler voluntarily assumes all risks involved with such travel, whether expected or unexpected. The traveler is hereby warned of such risks and is advised to obtain appropriate insurance coverage against them. Peter’s Way Tours does not accept responsibility or liability for minors traveling on the tour. A signed enrollment form by the traveler and, if under 18 years of age, their parent/guardian, shall constitute consent to the above terms and conditions.

TRAVEL INSURANCE: It is strongly recommended that all participants purchase insurance when they travel since the tour operator is not responsible for non-refundable payments, damaged luggage, or trip interruption. Peter’s Way Tours offers an optional Passenger Travel Protection Plan. These benefits and services help ensure the well-being of the passenger while traveling worldwide. The insurance premium is based on total package price, including taxes, fuel surcharges, single supplements, deviation fees, late charges, etc (see chart below). If the insurance premium is included with your deposit, the passenger will be covered for pre-existing conditions. The insurance plan can be purchased at any time thereafter, excluding coverage for pre-existing conditions, until final payment has been made. Plan payments will not be accepted after final payment has been made. All plan payments are non-refundable. If you choose to extend your stay or embark on a pre-tour program, travel insurance can be purchased for an additional $4.00 per day. Additional coverage needs to be requested. The insurance plan will not automatically be extended. The insurance plan will only cover pre-paid arrangements made through Peter’s Way Tours. Passengers who book their own airfare (Land Only passengers or those booking independent connecting flights) are advised to purchase travel insurance covering their flights directly from the airline or from another travel insurance supplier. The Passenger Travel Protection Plan includes coverage for the following: trip cancellation/ interruption/delay, accident/sickness medical expense, emergency medical evacuation/repatriation, lost baggage/personal effects, accidental death & dismemberment, and 24-hour Emergency Travel Assistance Services. Benefits and services are provided by Travel Insured International. Upon claim approval, reimbursement is up to 100% of the non-refundable payments for your trip. The Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) add-on can be purchased for the cost of your insurance premium plus an additional $130.00. This includes reasons for cancellation not otherwise covered by the regular policy. you can cancel up to 2 days prior to departure and receive reimbursement of up to 80% of the non- refundable payments for your trip. Payment for CFAR must be included with your deposit at the time of enrollment. CFAR coverage cannot be purchased by new york State residents as per state law. Once you begin your trip, coverage under the plan will end as soon as you go back to your return destination. This means that if you return home early, your coverage will terminate early as well. Losses incurred after your coverage ends cannot be reimbursed. Be sure to review the copy of the policy that you receive upon enrollment. If you need further information, please call Travel Insured International at 1-844-754-0045 and ask for Customer Service. This travel insurance is underwritten by United States Fire Insurance Company, Eatontown, NJ under policy number T-2508.

ASSIGNMENT OF BENEFITS: In the event that Peter’s Way Tours pays for any service that is later reimbursed by the travel protection plan (e.g. hotel or buses for trip interruptions or delays), by signing the enrollment form I agree to assign any of those payable benefits to Peter’s Way Tours up to the individual allocated amount of the payment made by Peter’s Way.

Peter’s Way Tours Passenger Travel Protection Rates

Package Price Range Premium Package Price Range Premium
From $1,501 to $2,000 $175.00 From $4,001 to $4,500 $300.00
From $2,001 to $2,500 $200.00 From $4,501 to $5,000 $325.00
From $2,501 to $3,000 $225.00 From $5,001 to $5,500 $350.00
From $3,001 to $3,500 $250.00 From $5,501 to $6,000 $375.00
From $3,501 to $4,000 $275.00 From $6,001 to $6,500 $400.00

CFAR Coverage: Add $130.00 to above premium rates if you would like your coverage to include the option to “Cancel For Any Reason.”

For complete details of coverage, terms, conditions, and exclusions go to: https://www.petersway.com/docs/PetersWayProtectionPlan.pdf